In 2024, Americans for Prosperity – Ohio will create a solid foundation to further advance our Buckeye Blueprint agenda, focusing on:  

  • Economic Opportunity for All Ohioans  
  • Educational Freedom for All Ohio Families  
  • Ending the Cronyist Era of Energy Policy  

Our priorities for the remainder of this General Assembly will tier up to what we will advocate for in the next budget cycle, and for the duration of the 136th General Assembly.  

What can be done
Buckeye’s 2025 Agenda
Section 1: Economic Freedom

Economic Opportunity for all Ohioans 

The Tax Foundation ranked Ohio 36th in the nation on individual taxes in their 2024 state business tax climate index. Despite a conservative stronghold in our legislature and in all statewide elected offices, our state has a spending problem that inhibits our ability to get us to a 0% income tax. State and federal GRF for FY 2024 and FY 2025 allocates $41.42 billion and $44.74 billion, which is an increase of 9.7% and 8.0%, respectively. This spending is unsustainable and, unfortunately, taxpayers are burdened with the bill. Implementing better state budget and appropriations rules can protect the taxpayer from reckless government spending and pave the way for transformational tax policy. In order to ensure responsible tax reform, we need policymakers to focus on prioritizing spending on core functions and reining in future growth.